A two-day workshop with Prospect.1 artist and performer
November 13 & 14, 2015
featuring poet and activist A Scribe Called Quess?
November 14, 2015, 5pm
Xavier University, Admin Bldg. Auditorium, 7299 Drexel Avenue
Free and open to the public!
Using scenes from Kalup Linzy’s recent work Conversations Wit De Churen IX XI XII: Dayz of Our Ego, as well as scenes from other earlier works, a group of students from Xavier University of Louisiana will have the opportunity to act out characters under the direction and artistic leadership of Linzy. This exercise will provide students with unique insight into the process and work of this notable artist, as well as an opportunity to explore the issues raised by Linzy’s work, particularly those of gender and identity.
Kalup Linzy (b. 1977, Clermont, Florida, USA) is a contemporary American performance and video artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Inspired by soap operas and melodramas, Linzy develops satirical and often-humorous storylines, embodying various characters to explore notions of race, class, and gender.
This event is the first of Prospect New Orleans’ Bridge Years Community Engagement Programs—a series of free, bi-monthly workshops, lectures, and activities that lead up to the opening of Prospect.4 in the Fall of 2017.
Generous funding for this program has been provided by the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation. This program is also supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Arts Council of New Orleans.